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Changes in Alpine Vegetation and its implications on policyand its implications on policy
 

Summary: Changes in Alpine Vegetation
and its implications on policyand its implications on policy
Ray Coupé
Federico Osorio
Outline
· High Elevation BEC
· Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine
Environments, Climate Change Monitoring Protocol
· Battle Mountain, Wells Gray Provincial Park study· Battle Mountain, Wells Gray Provincial Park study
· Observations and preliminary conclusions
· Policy Implications
· Course of action
Study Area
Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification
Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine
Environments
Rationale,
·Upward elevation shift in plant
communities has been observed at
rates 4m to 10m per decade (40 ­

  

Source: Aukema, Brian - ukema, Brian - Canadian Forest Service & Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology